September 26, 2014
Texas A&M 's Garrett Gramling (78), Howard Matthews (31), Kenny Hill (7), Brett Wade (52) and others sing the Aggie War Hymn song after their NCAA college football game against SMU, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in Dallas. Texas A&M won 58-6. (AP Photo/Tony G
Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Sixth-ranked Texas A&M gets most of its yards through the air. Arkansas sticks primarily to the ground.

The Southeastern Conference's top two scoring teams, which do it in different ways, play Saturday at Cowboys Stadium.

''It's going to be a lot of fun,'' Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen said. ''You know they have a high-powered offense, but our defense is coming along. They're improving greatly. I have confidence in them to hold them. It's our job as an offense just to score more points than they do.''

Texas A&M (4-0, 1-0) has kept rolling since an impressive opening victory at then-No. 9 South Carolina. The Aggies are coming off the highest-scoring four-game stretch in school history (55.3 points a game), and have scored an FBS-best 29 touchdowns, with nine different receivers and five different runners getting into the end zone.

The Aggies are trying for their first 5-0 start since 2001 when their series against Arkansas (3-1, 0-1) returns to the $1.2 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys, where the first national championship game in the new College Football Playoff will be played in January. The NFL team is owned by Jerry Jones, a member of the Razorbacks' 1964 undefeated team.

''Two of the top three (scoring teams) in the country, with really contrasting styles,'' Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said. ''The point total has become interesting to me based on who they've played because you can run the ball the way they run it, but where they've really improved is quarterback play. ... Brandon Allen has really improved as a passer and in being accurate and in the play-action game. You can't score that many points just running the ball all the time.''

Arkansas is running for an SEC-best 325 yards per game with an FBS-high 17 rushing touchdowns - one more score than Texas A&M has through the air while throwing for a league-leading 405 yards a game.

The Razorbacks, who are averaging 49 points, stopped a school-record 10-game slide by outscoring their last three opponents by a combined 174-49 score. But they still have a 13-game SEC losing streak, including this season's opener against Auburn, and are the only one of the seven SEC West teams not in the Top 25.

''Every game we take that 1-0 mentality in. We say one game is no bigger than the next - this game is huge, though,'' Arkansas linebacker Martrell Spaight said. ''We've got an opportunity to go in and show the world that we're a great team and that all our hard work is going to pay off.''

Some other things to watch when Texas A&M and Arkansas play:

BACK TO JERRYWORLD: After a brief return to campus, Texas A&M and Arkansas are back at AT&T Stadium, where the series will be played through 2024. Arkansas won all three games from 2009-11, and beat Kansas State in the 2012 Cotton Bowl in its only other game at the NFL venue. Texas A&M won both campus games the past two years.

SACK ATTACK: Texas A&M's defense has 17 sacks this season, including eight last week against SMU. Allen has been sacked once. ''I don't think we're too worried about sacks or anything,'' Allen said. ''We really don't give up sacks, and that's something we kind of pride ourselves on.''

BETTER THAN JOHNNY: Kenny Hill has averaged a touchdown pass every 10.7 attempts this season. When former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel threw for a school-record 37 touchdowns last season, he had a TD every 11.6 attempts. Hill has thrown for 1,359 yards and 13 TDs with only one interception in 139 attempts this season.

LOT OF TARGETS: While the Razorbacks run a lot, they have completed passes to 14 different players, with Keon Hatcher's 10 receptions leading the team. Texas A&M has 16 different players with at least one catch, and six of them have at least 12 receptions.

RETURN TRIP: Texas A&M is in North Texas for the second Saturday in a row. The Aggies were about 25 miles east at SMU last Saturday, and won 58-6.

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